(March 1986)

Archie / Radio Shack, 1986 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Radio Shack
Editing
William M. Palmer (credited as William Palmer) (editorial director); William M. Palmer (credited) (director in-house publications)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot; giveaway

Issue Notes

Printed in the United States of America. Catalog Number: Cat. No. 68-2020 (on the cover and in indicia).

Published by the Radio Shack Division of Tandy Corporation, 300 Tandy Center, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Produced for the Radio Shack Division of Tandy Corporation by Archie Comic Publications, Inc., 325 Fayette Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. Copyright 1986 Tandy Corporation.

News by Computer Foils Kidnappers! (Table of Contents)

Whiz Kids / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Alec; Shanna; Vinita; child; Detective Shaw
Keywords
kidnapping

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

News by Computer Foils Kidnappers! (Table of Contents: 2)

Whiz Kids / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
William M. Palmer (credited as William Palmer) (writer)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (credited) (artist)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited) (artist)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; detective-mystery
Characters
Whiz Kids [Alec; Shanna]; Vinita; Jack Williams; Ms. Wilson; students; Detective Shaw; Ms. Fenton; Judy Baker; Mr. Davis; Mr. Scott; mayor; kidnapped child
Synopsis
Ms. Wilson's class demonstrates computers at the state fair. Shanna, thinking she recognizes a face in the crowd, uses online access to check a news archive on CompuServe, and discovers that he is a wanted kidnapper. They get in touch with Detective Shaw who foils the kidnapping and captures the criminals.
Keywords
computer; kidnapper; kidnapping; state fair

Student's Guide to Computer Language (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Computers! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William M. Palmer
Pencils
Weathers Graphic Design
Inks
Weathers Graphic Design
Colors
Weathers Graphic Design
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nationwide, in crowded air terminals computers are speeding processing of reservations and tickets
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
computer users
Keywords
computer

Indexer Notes

Uses of computers.

Tandy Bits & Bytes of Computer History (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William M. Palmer
Pencils
Weathers Graphic Design
Inks
Weathers Graphic Design
Colors
Weathers Graphic Design
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today, microcomputers (meaning tiny in size) are reshaping our way of life.
Genre
non-fiction; history; math & science
Characters
Joseph Marie Jacquard; John Bardeen; Walter Brattain; William Shockley; teacher; student
Keywords
computer

Indexer Notes

History of computer development.

Computers and Astronomy... (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William M. Palmer
Pencils
Weathers Graphic Design
Inks
Weathers Graphic Design
Colors
Weathers Graphic Design
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world's first all-electronic computers were made in the United States at the end of World War II.
Genre
non-fiction; history; math & science
Characters
computer operator
Keywords
computer

Indexer Notes

Use of computers in astronomy, and how computer speed has improved.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
William M. Palmer
Pencils
Weathers Graphic Design
Inks
Weathers Graphic Design
Colors
Weathers Graphic Design
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story of computers really began thousands of centuries ago because our ancestors had a natural curiosity about things.
Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Characters
Mayflower Pilgrims; immigrants to America; teacher; students

Indexer Notes

How America's liberty and freedom don't guarantee success, but they provide the opportunity for achievement. How students of today can become scientists and work to benefit all nations, not just America.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. News by Computer Foils Kidnappers!
    Whiz Kids
  2. 1. ["The Color Computer 2 makes learning fun."]
  3. 2. News by Computer Foils Kidnappers!
    Whiz Kids
  4. 3. Student's Guide to Computer Language
  5. 4. The Computers!
  6. 5. Tandy Bits & Bytes of Computer History
  7. 6. Computers and Astronomy...
  8. 7. ["The story of computers really began thousands of centuries ago because our ancestors had a natural curiosity about things."]
  9. 8. ["Science Fair kits are fun and educational"]
  10. 9. ["Free! While the supply lasts! The funway to learn about science!"]
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